To get supported independent living funding in your NDIS plan, you’ll need to talk to your NDIS planner about the help you need to live in your own home.
This will probably be discussed in your first planning conversation. If you want to live more independently, your NDIS planner will identify the kinds of supports that will help you do this.
You might want to ask your planner about SIL if your goals or living situation change. You will need to tell the NDIA about your change in circumstances, and they will contact you to talk about the supports you need.
To help the NDIA understand your support needs and what you can do independently, it helps to have referrals from health professionals and any of your current carers or support workers. Bring these to your planning conversation.
Some people who need assistance with tasks like cooking or getting ready in the morning don’t need assistance for most of the day. SIL might not be the best support option in this case, and you might receive funding for other home and living supports.
If your planner agrees SIL is the best option for you, they’ll work with you to find a SIL provider.
You can talk to different providers before choosing one. Choose a SIL provider that you like, feel comfortable with, and who you think will help you live the life you want.